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Woman 'let down by Southern District Health Board'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:29
Stock photo: Getty A mentally ill woman who harmed a stranger was let down by the Southern District Health Board, which must do more to engage with Māori communities, the Mental Health Commissioner says.
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Time's up: No appeal from Folau

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:38
Israel Folau. Photo: Getty Israel Folau will not appeal the Code of Conduct ruling that led to his contract with Rugby Australia being terminated.
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Govt rejects call to put cafe managers on skills shortage list

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:10
coffeebeansgettyimages-533840078.jpg Cafe and restaurant managers will not be added to the skills shortage list. Photo: Getty Images The Government has rejected industry calls to place restaurant and cafe managers on the country's Immediate Skills Shortage List.
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Pike River Mine re-entry back on: Families

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:06
pike_river_mine.jpg Just two workers managed to escape after an explosion rocked Pike River mine. Photo: ODT files A renewed attempt to re-enter the Pike River mine will happen tomorrow - but only the families of the 29 men who died will be allowed in.
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'Devastated' Crusaders deny homophobic incident

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:56
Crusaders huddle as the TMO checks a possible forward pass during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Crusaders. Photo: Getty Images A South African man claims at least three Crusaders players intimidated him in a fast food restaurant in Cape Town, shortly after their Super Rugby match against the Stormers in Cape Town.
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Helicopter company 'misled' inspectors - CAA

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:13
11gamerenn.jpg Mitch Gameren was killed when the helicopter crashed on Fox Glacier in 2015. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald The Civil Aviation Authority says the company that employed a Queenstown helicopter pilot who died in a crash alongside six tourists on Fox Glacier in 2015 misled its officers on numerous occasions.
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Man faces jury over sealion's stabbing death

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:38
A man allegedly stabbed a sea-lion pup to death with a bayonet then claimed the police officer investigating him was having an affair.
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NRL great Cooper Cronk to give game away

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:36
Cooper Cronk. Photo: Getty Champion halfback Cooper Cronk has announced he will retire from the NRL at the end of the 2019 season, praised former and current teammates and alluded to a future in commentary.
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Firefighters battle blaze in central Dunedin

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:20
People have been evacuated from a building in central Dunedin after reports a fire.
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Second quad bike death on farm prompts call for change

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:56
man_dies_after_quad_bike_traps_him_in_drain_543b50_5491540930.jpg A coroner has again called for mandatory safety standards to try to prevent quad bike deaths. Photo: File The second quad bike death at a farm in the space of five years has prompted a coroner to call for mandatory safety standards to be introduced in New Zealand.
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Southland-born man found dead at Cambodia hotel

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:48
Phnom Penh, cityscape with Royal Palace. Photo: Getty Images A New Zealand man has reportedly died in a hotel room in Cambodia.
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Man seen performing lewd act at Dunedin sports field

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:24
Aerial of the Dunedin Town Belt showing Prospect Park. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Dunedin police are appealing for information after a man was seen performing a lewd act at a sports field in the city yesterday.
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Koepka clings on to claim PGA Championship

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:15
Brooks Koepka celebrates his victory in the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bethpage State Park - Black Course. Photo: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports A coronation almost turned into a calamity but Brooks Koepka survived to win the PGA Championship for a second consecutive year and establish himself as golf's new big dog.
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Queenstown one-punch attack puts man in hospital

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:05
A 23-year-old man has been charged over a "one-punch" assault in Queenstown, while police still hunt for his alleged accomplice.
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Four charged after fight outside Queenstown bar

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:01
Police charged four people over a fight outside a bar on Church St early on Sunday.
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Puppy farming sparks petition for tighter breeding rules

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:41
Sammi, a nine-year-old breeding bitch that had been living and birthing in a cage was rescued by HUHANZ. Photo: HUHANZ / Facebook As another case of unethical puppy farming has come to light, a petition with 11,000 signatures is supporting an animal welfare organisation demanding better dog breeding and sale legislation.
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Govt to spend almost $8m on SuperGold revamp

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:15
tracey_martin_nz_herald.jpg Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin. Photo: NZME. The Government will spend $7.7 million on upgrading and enhancing the SuperGold card after years of the scheme being "neglected".
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One injured in massive Queenstown blaze

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:59
The fire broke out in the Queenstown area of Five Mile this morning. Photo: Jess Grimshaw One person has been injured in a large fire at a car dealership near Queenstown.
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Ground crews continue to battle Dunback blaze

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:55
More than 20 firefighters remain on the ground at a large blaze near Dunback in East Otago this morning.
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